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KENYA: Salesian Missionaries Provided Technical Training to 3,774 Youth in 2015

By at June 28, 2016 | 8:30 am

KENYA: Salesian Missionaries Provided Technical Training to 3,774 Youth in 2015

(MissionNewsire) Salesian missionaries have expanded their technical training offered to refugees at the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya. Classes started in January 2016 after expansion of the program and construction on new facilities were completed in December 2015. Kakuma is operated by UNHCR, the U.N. refugee agency, in collaboration with Salesian missionaries in the more...

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AUSTRIA: Students Participate in Advocacy Training to Assist in Refugee Rights

By at June 20, 2016 | 9:30 am

AUSTRIA: Students Participate in Advocacy Training to Assist in Refugee Rights

(MissionNewsire) Salesian missionaries and their network of programs across Europe are part of a network of organizations headquartered in Portugal that helps assist European countries with the refugee crisis. Salesian programs provide humanitarian and educational assistance to refugees by helping them become fully-integrated and independent within their new countries and more...

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SYRIA: Salesian Programs Continue Providing Shelter and Education for Youth Despite Ongoing Violence

By at March 7, 2016 | 1:30 pm

SYRIA: Salesian Programs Continue Providing Shelter and Education for Youth Despite Ongoing Violence

(MissionNewswire) The situation in Syria remains dire with new attacks and deadly fighting happening each day across the country. On February 21 alone, there were four explosions in the city of Damascus and two attacks in Homs and Aleppo has again become disputed territory between the army and various rebel factions. Over the course of the almost five years since the more...

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EUROPE: Salesian Missionaries Providing Shelter and Education to Refugees Arriving in Europe

By at October 14, 2015 | 5:59 am

(MissionNewswire) Europe is experiencing a maritime refugee crisis of historic proportions, according to UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency. Already in 2015, more than 300,000 refugees and migrants have crossed the Mediterranean Sea on their way to Europe. At the end of 2014, 59.5 million people worldwide, the highest level on record, were forcibly displaced as a more...

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TURKEY: Don Bosco Center Provides English Language Classes and Education to More Than 350 Refugee Children

By at September 29, 2015 | 5:58 am

TURKEY: Don Bosco Center Provides English Language Classes and Education to More Than 350 Refugee Children

(MissionNewswire) The Don Bosco Center in Istanbul, Turkey, led by Salesian Father Andres Calleja Ruiz, provides special programs for young refugees from Syria as well as for a growing number of families fleeing ISIS persecution in Iraq. Because most refugees do not speak the local language, it is difficult for children to attend school and adults to find work. For this more...

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SYRIA: Salesian Missionaries in War-Torn Syria Provide Shelter, Youth Programs and Education

By at September 9, 2015 | 1:17 pm

SYRIA: Salesian Missionaries in War-Torn Syria Provide Shelter, Youth Programs and Education

(MissionNewswire) More than four years after the outbreak of civil war in Syria, Salesian missionaries continue to operate three centers in Kafroun and the particularly high conflict areas of Aleppo and Damascus. Each of the centers is staffed by three Salesian priests and a deacon and have been in operation since well before the start of the war providing educational more...

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INDIA: Salesian New Beginnings Program Graduates 840 Sri Lankan Refugees

By at July 21, 2015 | 5:58 am

INDIA: Salesian New Beginnings Program Graduates 840 Sri Lankan Refugees

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian-run New Beginnings program, operating out of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, recently celebrated 840 Sri Lankan refugees in a graduation ceremony on July 5 at the Don Bosco Secondary School in the city of Thanjavur. The New Beginnings program offers technical and vocational courses and skills training as well as job placement more...

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SPAIN: Salesian Missionaries Develop Awareness Campaign to Prevent Migrant Deaths at Sea, Child Trafficking

By at June 30, 2015 | 4:05 am

SPAIN: Salesian Missionaries Develop Awareness Campaign to Prevent Migrant Deaths at Sea, Child Trafficking

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries in Spain are focusing their efforts on raising awareness of the dangers faced by migrants coming to Europe and child trafficking, two important issues facing the international community. Both issues are rooted in economic inequality and a lack of educational opportunities and social development support. Migrant populations face more...

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WORLD REFUGEE DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Educational Programs Assisting Refugees around the Globe

By at June 18, 2015 | 1:32 pm

WORLD REFUGEE DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Educational Programs Assisting Refugees around the Globe

(MissionNewswire) In countries around the globe, Salesian missionaries are assisting close to 400,000 refugees and internally displaced persons whose lives have been affected by war, persecution, famine and natural disasters such as floods, droughts and earthquakes. Salesian programs provide refugees much needed education and technical skills training, workforce more...

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KENYA: World Food Program Cuts will Affect Nearly 1,000 Participating in Salesian Programs at Kakuma Refugee Camp

By at June 15, 2015 | 9:06 am

KENYA: World Food Program Cuts will Affect Nearly 1,000 Participating in Salesian Programs at Kakuma Refugee Camp

(MissionNewswire) The U.N World Food Programme made an announcement in June that due to a shortfall in donor funding it plans to cut food rations for half a million refugees living in camps in northern Kenya, according to a recent Thomas Reuters Foundation article. Food rations will be cut by close to a third for the primarily Somali and South Sudanese refugees at the more...

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